A Special Announcement from the Diocese

On June 16, the Synod of the Diocese of Rupert’s Land elected The Ven. Geoffrey J.J. Woodcroft to be Bishop Coadjutor for Rupert’s Land. Geoff will be consecrated at a service at St. John’s Cathedral at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 12, 2018. All are welcome to attend. Geoff will commence his ministry as Bishop Coadjutor on October 16, and will work with me for approximately one month. I have announced the date of my retirement as November 15, 2018, so on November 16, Geoff will become the 13th Bishop of the Diocese of Rupert’s Land.

The Diocese of Rupert’s Land is establishing an Episcopal Ministry Transition fund to assist with all of the costs associated with preparing for new episcopal ministry. This will necessitate the purchase of a variety of copes, mitres, cassocks, “purple” shirts, pectoral cross, ring, and more, totalling approximately $6,000. We are inviting members of the diocese who wish to do so, to make a gift in support of these costs. Cheques may be made payable to the Diocese of Rupert’s Land and sent to 935 Nesbitt Bay, Winnipeg, MB R3T 1W6. We also have the capability of processing credit card payments through the Synod Office. We are pleased to be able to offer a charitable receipt in the amount of your gift. Your generosity is appreciated.

Bishop Don Phillips

Minnesota Boychoir

The Minnesota Boychoir takes the beauty of voice to the next level with more than 150 singers on stage for each performance. The harmonies are extraordinary, the music uplifting and the boys themselves, incredible members of their community. Founded in 1962, the Minnesota Boychoir has toured five continents and June 19 – 25 marks their first tour of Winnipeg. They land at Holy Trinity Anglican Church on June 22 (8:00 pm), St John’s Cathedral on June 23 (4:30pm) and St George’s Anglican Church on June 24 (10:30am and 2pm). All concerts are free to attend.

The choir’s vast repertoire includes challenging sacred, classical, folk and contemporary choral music sung in more than 30 languages and dialects. Each season, they spend hours in rehearsal, build community through music retreats and tour, and perform up to 30 concerts in churches, hospitals, schools, retirement homes and concert venues across the globe.

The Minnesota Boychoir trains young men to be outstanding musicians and strives to help them develop a sense of poise and self-confidence through education and performance. A choirboy is challenged to sing well, stand tall, stay on schedule, take pride in his appearance, respect others and tap into the best part of who he is and what he can accomplish. Please visit boychoir.org for more information.

Join us at the Cathedral on Saturday, June 23rd at 4:30 pm when we will be hosting the Minnesota Boychoir. For a preview of their music, click here.

 

Doors Open Winnipeg

The Cathedral will be opening its doors for visitors Saturday May 26 and Sunday May 27 for ‘Doors Open Winnipeg’. Tours of the Cathedral and the Cemetery are at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm & 2:30 pm on Saturday and 1:00 and 3:00 pm on Sunday. If you have never taken the tour, this is a great opportunity to learn the history of St. John’s. To check out other venues, go to www.doorsopenwinnipeg.ca. There’s no charge for admission at any of the Doors Open sites.

‘Our Town’

Join The Shoestring Players at the Cathedral June 8th through June 14th for their presentation of ‘Our Town’. Tickets are $15. Proceeds from the play will be shared with the Hospitality House Refugee Ministry.

Readings for Holy Week


Monday, March 26
Isaiah 42:1-9, Psalm 36:5-11, Hebrews 9:11-15, John 12:1-11

Tuesday, March 27
Isaiah 49:1-7, Psalm 71:1-14, I Corinthians 1:18-31, John 12:20-36

Wednesday, March 28
Isaiah 50:4-9a, Psalm 70, Hebrews 12:1-3, John 13:21-32

 

Readings for the Triduum (The Three Days)

Maundy Thursday, March 29, 8:00 p.m.
Exodus 12:1-14, Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19, I Corinthians 11:23-26,
John 13:1-17, 31b-35

Good Friday, March 30, 10:30 a.m.
Isaiah 52:13–53:12, Psalm 22:1-18, Hebrews 10:16-25,
John 18:1–19:42

Holy Saturday – Easter Vigil, March 31, 8:00 p.m.
Genesis 1:1-2:4A, Genesis 22:1-18,Exodus 14:10-31; 15:20-21,
Isaiah 55:1-11, Ezekiel 36:24-28, Jonah 1:1-2:2,
Daniel 3:1-29, Psalm 114, Romans 6:3-11, John 20:1-18

 

Readings for Easter Day, April 1, 10:30 a.m.
The feast of the Resurrection of our Lord
Isaiah 25:6-9, Psalm 118:1-2;14-24,
Acts 10:34–43, Mark 16:1-8

Worship for Ash Wednesday, tonight 7:00 p.m.

Ash Wednesday-Latin
Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy mountain!
Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble,
for the day of the LORD is coming, it is near — 2a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness!  (Joel 2:1-2)

Ash Wednesday worship at the Cathedral will be held this evening at 7 p.m.  Our worship will include the Imposition of Ashes and the Holy Eucharist.  All welcome.

Memento, homo, quia pulvis es,Ash Wednesday-cross
et in pulverim reverteris.
Remember, human, that you are dust,
and to dust you will return.

 

Return to the LORD, your God,
for he is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love,
and relents from punishing.  (Joel 2:13)